How to negotiate a job offer

How to negotiate a job offer

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If you've been extended a job offer, congratulations! The next step is to negotiate the offer to ensure you're getting the salary, benefits,

Top 10 tips

Know the going rate for your position, in your region. This will help you determine what salary to ask for.

1. Do your research

Consider your skills, experience, and education when determining your worth.

2. Know your worth

Forget the fear and ask! With this in mind, forget any fear of rejection or overstepping boundaries and believe that you are deserving to receive.

3. Don't be afraid to ask

You may not get everything you want, but you should be able to negotiate a fair salary and benefits package.

4. Be prepared to compromise

Take your time to consider the offer and make sure you're happy with it before you accept.

5. Don't rush

In many cases, when people say that the market will only bear so much, we should ask ourselves why the price cannot be raised higher.

6. Be reasonable

If the employer isn't willing to meet your needs, you may need to look elsewhere.

7. Don't be afraid walk away

Once you've negotiated an offer, make sure you get the offer in writing before you accept.

8. Get it in writing

Don't be afraid to ask. All they can say is no....and they might say yes. — Lorri Moulton But what if we fail' they ask.

9. Ask for what you want

Yes, expressing your gratitude never means repaying them for their help and support but when you do, it can really boost your relationship with people. 

10. Be thankful

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